Johanna Spyri

Johanna Spyri bio

Birth Name: Johanna Louise Heusser

Occupation: Children’s Author

Place Of Birth: Switzerland

Date Of Birth: June 12, 1827

Date Of Death: July 7, 1901

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: Swiss

Johanna Spyri was born on the 12th of June, 1827. She was best known for being a Children’s Author. Nineteenth-century children’s author best remembered for Heidi, a children’s classic originally published in 1881. A popular Swiss author, she published more than fifty works of fiction over the course of her career.

Johanna Spyri was born in Switzerland. She published her first literary work, a piece dealing with domestic violence and entitled A Note on Vrony’s Grave, in 1880. Her portrait appeared on a 1951 Swiss postage stamp and on a 2009 coin.

Johanna Spyri was a Gemini and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Johanna Spyri was born in 1820s.

Johanna Louise Heusser is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Johanna Spyri’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Johanna Spyri’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Johanna Spyri kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Johanna Spyri was born in the Year of the Pig.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Johanna Louise Heusser
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Johanna Spyri was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Johanna Spyri was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: Johanna Spyri had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Johanna Spyri’s birth sign is Gemini and she had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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